The Gather Annual Gala
Share in the fun of fundraising.
The Gather is MMS's biggest fundraising event—and what an event it is! A committed team of volunteers works throughout the year to collect fabulous auction items and plan a thematic gala event that is enjoyed by parents, faculty and staff, alumni, and all MMS friends.
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Where: Osher Marin JCC
Emcee and Auctioneer: Hilah Schutt (Luke Schutt, Junior High)
Live Band: Vintage Jukebox
The Gather starts at 5:30pm with signature cocktails, passed hors d'eouvres and fantastical entertainments. Come early to mingle and bid on party books. Then celebrate the bounty of the season with dinner followed by a curated live auction and the focus of our fundraising—Fund-the-Children. We'll have plenty of time to dance the night away with live music from Vintage Jukebox.
Family sponsorships for The Gather include two tickets to the event, but more importantly, make it possible for members of our dedicated faculty and staff—teachers, assistants, hard-working support crew—and their spouse/partner/friend to celebrate with us. Specifically, the amount contributed above and beyond the cost of your tickets helps to underwrite faculty and staff tickets, and provides a unique opportunity to show that we support both them and the school.Two Family Sponsor levels are available:
Fairy Godparent (10 tickets)
Royal Patron (4 tickets)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The
The Gather is the one time each year we all come together to celebrate our vibrant school community. It's an opportunity to make new friends and solidify old ones while enjoying a special night out in support of MMS. Together we will raise funds for our most important community-funding need—Tuition Assistance—and support our school's commitment to economic diversity.
- Cocktails with 250 of your favorite MMS friends
- Lively libations and decadent plated dinner
- Fantastical entertainment and surprises
- Live band Vintage Jukebox and dancing the night away
- Celebrate and support MMS!
What should I wear to The Gather?
Let yourself be inspired by a magical woodland and twinkling lights! Come in character, or come as you! There is no pressure to wear a costume to The Gather - please dress in whatever way is fun and festive for you. For those who want to dress up, remember that many costumes can be easily assembled from items you already have in your closet or a few simple accessories.
Will there be a live auction?
Yes. There will be a small, curated live auction with several very special items up for your bidding pleasure and the main event will be Fund-the-Children in support of our Tuition Assistance Program.
How can our family support The Gather?
- Serve as a Family Sponsor when you purchase your tickets to the event.
- Own a business? We are seeking corporate sponsors as well - please contact Heather Griggs
- Donate a once-in-a-lifetime vacation or adventure to the Live Auction - please contact Heather Griggs
- Volunteer for the event team - sign up here